City Manager Blaine Hill presented the Morris City Council with proposed tax levy and budget figures for next year at last night’s Council meeting at the Morris Senior Center. Hill’s figures showed a 3 percent increase in the coming year’s levy over last year, to a figure of $1,608,987.
Hill noted that the Debt Service Fund dropped, and a number of construction projects took place, which affected the levy.
The proposed budget for 2020 was a slightly different story, with the overall budget actually dropping down slightly from what the City budgeted last year.
Hill said there were no rate increases in utilities for 2020, which was the biggest change from last year. The Council approved both the preliminary budget and preliminary tax levy.